Platte-Clay employees plant 17 trees during volunteer day


A group of 55 Platte-Clay Electric employees volunteer in groups, like this one, Saturday, Nov. 3, to plant trees at Eagle Heights Elementary School in Smithville. The effort was part of an annual volunteer day.

SMITHVILLE — Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative employees planted 17 trees Saturday, Nov. 3, at the newly constructed Eagle Heights Elementary School in Smithville as part of its annual volunteer service day.

“Platte-Clay is proud to give back to the communities we serve – communities we call home,” said Dave Deihl, CEO and general manager of Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative. “We emphasize community involvement throughout our co-op and empower employees to engage in volunteer activities. This year’s tree planting effort is one of the many ways we’re working toward that goal.”

The tree planting marked Platte-Clay’s fifth annual volunteer service day. A total of 55 employees and family members participated in the event, which was held in conjunction with the Smithville School District at the elementary school, located at 18801 Missouri Highway F.

“It’s a great day and everyone enjoys this stuff each year,” said Jennifer Grossl, Platte-Clay’s communications and marketing manager.

Wayne Krueger, Smithville School District assistant superintendent for support services, said the district was grateful.

“On behalf of the entire Smithville R-II School District and the Eagle Heights Family, we want to thank Platte-Clay Electric for the community service project,” he said.

The trees used for the project were selected from Full Features Nursery and Landscape Center in Smithville.

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